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Definition of the noun varicosity

What does varicosity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varicosities

  1. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: varix = abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    • more specific term: varicose vein = a vein that is permanently dilated

Alternative definition of the noun varicosity


  1. an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel
  2. varicose vein


varicosity is a gene ontology group, gene group.

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Google previewOptic Nerve in Glaucoma (1995)

by Stephen M. Drance, Douglas R. Anderson

A noradrenergic varicosity is the site of release of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Two cotransmitters are ATP and neuropeptide Y, but they are not the only ones. In many varicosities that release norepinephrine as a transmitter, one ...

Google previewBody Rejuvenation (2010)

by Murad Alam, Marisa Pongprutthipan

Superficial varicosity is a common medical condition that is symptomatic in 20–30 % of the US population. Classic symptoms of venous insufficiency are ankle edema, leg fatigue, aching, discomfort, and muscle cramps. Some patients develop ...

Google previewPan Vascular Medicine (2013)

Integrated Clinical Management by Peter Lanzer, Eric J. Topol

The common starting point for any varicosity is a pressure and volume overload on one segment of an epifascial vein located distal to an incompetent valve at a point where the epifascial venous system drains into the deep system. Thus, if the ...

Google previewTherapeutic Gazette (1899)

The total excision of the varicosity is the most difficult and tedious of all operations, and though it is practicable to perform it under local anesthesia the majority of ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Schematic diagram of a postganglionic sympathetic neuron showing the difference in size between cell body, axon, and varicosity. (b) A set of axon bundles loaded with the Ca2+ indicator Oregon ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

A varicosity of the eyelid. Varicocele (var/-ik-o-sel) [varix, varix; &#27, a tumor]. Dilatation of the veins of the scrotum or of the spermatic cord. V., Ovarian, varicosity of the veins of the broad ligament. V., Utero-ovarian, varicocele in the female.

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1888)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

A, the brachial artery; V, the median basilic vein with an aneurismal varicosity; N, the aneurismal tumor, which is connected with the artery beneath it by a minute aperture, and with the aneurismal varicosity above it by another small opening.

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

varicosity (ver′ikos′ite ̄), n an abnormal condition characterized by the ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

varicosity /ver′ikos′′itē/, 1. an abnormal condition, usually of a vein, characterized by swelling and tortuosity. 2. a vein in this condition. variegate /ver ′′ē·əgāt′/ [L, varius, diverse], having characteristics that vary, especially as ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

a varicosity in the lower rectum or anus caused by congestion in the veins of the hemorrhoidal plexus. Also spelled haemorrhoid. −hemorrhoidal, adj. n observations: ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Distinct varicosity of the veins around the cardiac orifice may occur at the junction of the coronary and oesophageal vessels — gastric haemorrhoids ; the non- persistence, however, of such vascular dilatations after death is not to be taken as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine (1894)

Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases of Women and Children by Richard Quain

Stephen Mackenzie 1 and Pontick* have each put on record details of such examinations, and in both instances thickening and dilatation of the thoracic duct, and marked varicosity of the pelvic and other lymphatics were found. It can be ...

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